It can be challenging to put yourself in someone else’s shoes, to imagine what their life might be like on a daily basis. Writers do it all the time. It’s one of the perks of the job. Imagining yourself into the life of a coolhunter or one of the first kids in space or a head louse can be fun. But some stories require that we imagine a life that isn’t always fun. When I started writing my latest novel for kids and teens, Detention, I had little more than a kernel of an idea in mind. What would happen…

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Let Life In

Let Life In

Creativity is at its best when there’s a free flow between truth and fiction, between your world and the world of the story. … View Post
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Book Week 2019

Book Week 2019

In 2019, the Children’s Book Council of Australia (CBCA) Book Week theme is Reading is My Secret Power. Stories are powerful. The ability to … View Post
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Detention Cover Reveal

Detention Cover Reveal

Here’s the cover for my new book Detention, out 2 July 2019. See the blurb and full cover below. To pre-order, please request it at … View Post
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